Perched on a hilltop, House H is a picturesque construction with breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne, the mountains, and a stunning skyscape. The contemporary cubic house is a work of Basel-based Buchner Bründler architects. Photography is done by Bruno Helbling.
Let’s take a tour of the house, and see what it has to offer.
To begin with, the home boasts expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows that connect the interior with the picturesque outdoor. The expansive windows cut away, exposing sections in the exterior walls. In so doing, they display fascinating elements of the home’s interior.
For instance, your eye can’t miss the internal concrete staircase climbing through the center of the house.
At the main entrance, there’s a built-in bench, floating on the wall. And to the left, you can get a glimpse of an exterior stairwell. It leads down to a lower level.
Sunshine bathes the approach path, thanks to a cutaway in the concrete roof. To the right, a sizable outdoor potted plant visually softens the hard man-made lines of the concrete structure.
The wooden shutters on the large wooden framed windows ensure the residents are safe from unruly weather.
The steps of the concrete exterior staircase hide behind a solid concrete wall. This makes the stairwell to blend in with the smooth surface of the structure.
The surrounding helps to soften the cubic house’ pronounced sharp edges. The home is designed in a way that every spot offers a breathtaking view. In the main staircase, for instance, the sunlight teams up with the solid angular architecture to form geometric shadow patterns.
And what do we have in the living room?
The living room has no sophisticated décor. A sizable concrete chimney breast hovers above a floating fireplace that runs the length of the concrete living room’s internal wall.
On the opposite side of the internal dividing wall, there’s a minimalist-designed kitchen. The kitchen features units made of warm wood grain, which presents a contrasting aura to the cold concrete feel of most of the surfaces in the home.
The kitchens stainless steel appliances complement the cool grey tones of the walls. Walking away from the kitchen, your eye can’t miss the recessed shelving unit the concrete wall of the dining space.
The home boasts a gracefully open ambiance, thanks to the fully glazed walls and an assortment of outdoor living areas. With the stunning natural view, you don’t need any entertainment media in the home. Just get a nice book, a comfy seat, and bask in the tranquility that the deck has to offer.
Wooden elements and white rendered walls dot the highly modern interior scheme. And warm LED-strip lights surround the rooms and hallways, bathing the raw walls with a subtle radiance. The home features only recessed lights – no decorative pendant lights.
Just like the kitchen, the bathroom is of minimalist design. It features a frameless mirror, two simple faucets, and a handle-free vanity unit.
The gravel-covered side balcony can’t go unnoticed. Its plants blend in well with surrounding beauty.
Resources & Credits:
Architectural design by Buchner Bründler
Photography by Bruno Helbling